Red Pepper and Pumpkin Risotto Recipe

Red Pepper and Pumpkin Risotto Recipe

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Makes: 8 portions
Time: 50 minutes
Age: 9+ months


450ml low sodium vegetable stock 
180g Arborio risotto rice
150g butternut squash
2 medium carrots 
1 medium sweet red pepper
2 Tbsp onion
2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
1 Tbsp grated Parmigiano
1 Tbsp fresh rosemary
1 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 Tbsp sunflower oil



  • Chop the butternut squash and carrot in pieces of the same size.
  • Bring a pot of water to the boil and cook the pumpkin and carrot until soft, about 8-10 minutes. 
  • Drain and put them in a blender. Process to make a smooth puree’.
  • Chop the red peppers and onion into small pieces.
  • In a heavy-based saucepan, heat the butter and oil and add the onion.
  • Cook on a medium heat until translucent and soft, 2 minutes.
  • Add the finely diced red pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the rice, mix well with the other ingredients and toast it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add a ladleful of vegetable stock to the rice and let it evaporate.
  • Stirring very often, keep adding stock a ladleful at a time, waiting for it to get absorbed before adding the next.
  • Keep adding stock for about 15 minutes, then add the pureed butternut squash and carrot and mix well.
  • Continue cooking for 5-10 more minutes or until the rice is the right consistency and softness for your child.
  • Meanwhile, grind the rosemary and sunflower seeds. 
  • Add the Parmigiano, rosemary and seeds to the risotto and stir well to combine.
  • You can freeze single portions of leftover risotto in airtight containers for up to 3 months. Thoroughly defrost and warm up before serving.


Nutrition Information Typical Values: 

Nutrient per 100g per serving (129g)

409kJ/ 97kcal

528kJ/ 125kcal


of which saturates






of which sugars





Protein 2.6g 3.4g
Salt 0.04g 0.06g
Vitamin A (reteq) 312ug (39%) 402ug

% reference intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal)